The Global Connections Short-Term Mission Code of Best Practice (CBP) was developed in 1999, to offer those running short-term mission programmes the opportunity to review, clarify and improve their practice in operating these programmes. It was designed to apply equally to UK and overseas situations, both same-culture and cross-cultural.
For reasons you can read more about here the Code of Best Practice has been reviewed and updated to become the STM Commitment to Best Practice. This is not a change for change’s sake. The ultimate goal is to establish a model that enables agencies and churches to demonstrate what they do well and be transparent about where they are working to improve. The hope is that this will give future short-term mission participants the opportunity to make informed decisions about which church, agency or organisation to engage with based on what’s most important to them.